Reflection

I would seriously consider this trip to Germany maybe the best two weeks of my life. The company site visits taught me so much, the cultural visits were very interesting, and spending time with German students was an unforgettable experience. Everything we learned at each site visit was very interesting.  One of the most important…

Letzter Halt: Munich (again)

Our last day in Germany was our free day. A group of about 10 of us were heading off to Munich because we felt that we didn’t get to see everything Munich had to offer the last time. Our main destination was the English Garden because we heard from so many people about how beautiful…

Nachste Halt: Ulm

Now that presentations were over, I realized how little time we had left in the trip. It was very sad to think about. Thursday started off with a train ride to Ulm where we would climb up the 768-step cathedral that Ulm features. The climb up was rough, but the view at the top was…

Nachste Halt: University (again)

Presentation day has finally come. Luckily, presentations weren’t until 5:00PM so that gave us time to really perfect ours. Our group worked on ours for 2 hours until lunch. For lunch, we went to the Mensa for the second time. Our second meal here was just as good as the first time. I actually lost…

Nachste Halt: Neuschwanstein

All our company site visits were over, so now all we had left were final presentations and cultural visits. The main event for Tuesday was going to the Neuschwanstein castle. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bavaria as we found out first hand because of all the people that were there….

Nachste Halt: BMW

I was very excited for Monday because BMW was the featured site visit for this trip. When friends and family would ask what I would be doing in Germany, I’d always answer “we’re going to see BMW and some of their suppliers”. BMW was the site visit I was looking forward to more than any…

Nachste Halt: Dachau

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this day… We have learned about the holocaust in many history classes but I wasn’t sure what to expect from seeing the remnants of it in person. We took a bus to Dachau after a brief hotel breakfast. When we arrived, we were introduced to a very nice…

Nachste Halt: Munich

I had been looking forward to Saturday for a long time. Munich might be the most famous German city and my mom had told me how beautiful it is. We took a train to Munich and then walked about 15 minutes to Marienplatz, the most famous town square in Munich. There was a festival in…

Nachste Halt: SGL

Friday started off with another company visit, and this one was to my own company, SGL. I was very excited for this site visit because I had been researching them for a few days. SGL had been operating at a loss for a few years so was interested to hear what their plans were for…

Nachste Halt: Kuka

On Thursday, we didn’t have breakfast in the hotel. We took a bus to baindlkirch to try some authentic weiswurst and pretzels. The atmosphere of the place was what I expected a German beer garden to look like. I did enjoy the weiswurst and the pretzels were amazing. After we ate, we got to see…

Nachste Halt: Hirschvogel and the Alps

Wednesday turned out to be one of the longer days of the trip, and I found myself exhausted by the end of it. We had breakfast at the hotel and then took a bus to Hirschvogel. This was about an hour and a half long bus ride. The site visit started off with a presentation…

Nachste Halt: Faurecia

Tuesday started off with breakfast in the hotel and then we departed to Faurecia. We were able to take a tram all the way to the company which made traveling very convenient. When we got there, we were handed lab coats and glasses which really brought out my scientist side. We were brought to a…

Nachste halt: University of Augsburg

First off, I would like to apologize for the spelling in my title. I know the “a” in nachste needs an umlaut, but I’m not sure how to do that on this computer. Monday also started off with quite a bit of rain. This made me question whether I brought the correct clothes for the…

Erste halt: Augsburg

After what felt like a year of traveling, our plane finally touched down in Munich. I actually had a very interesting plane ride because I was sitting next to a former U.S. diplomat. He told me so stories about the many countries that he has lived in. His final destination wasn’t actually Munich, he was…

Off to Germany!

Hello! My name is Owen Kelly and I will be heading off to Germany in a few weeks on the Plus 3 trip. I’m in the College of Business Administration studying Accounting. I am currently wrapping up my freshman year here at Pitt and I’m very excited to be moving forward in my education. My…

Meet Plus3 Germany 2017!

Welcome to the Germany Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Professor Lawrence Feick and Brad Miner, Pitt Business International Programs, are traveling to Augsburg, Germany with 20 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 6 – May 20. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, the trip will include visits to BMW, Faurecia, Hirschvogel,…